Floral, elegant rose petal syrup makes for a perfectly delicate and sweet finishing touch on ice cream or gelato, or as a unique cocktail flavoring component.

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 45 min

Total time: 50 min

Rose Petal Syrup
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes about 4 cups


  1. Toss Rose Petals and 2 cups sugar in large, non-reactive bowl, crushing gently by hand to bruise petals. Cover and let macerate in refrigerator overnight.

  2. Place remaining 5 cups sugar, lemon juice and water in large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add rose petal mixture and return to a boil. Continue stirring to dissolve sugar.

  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Strain through fine-mesh sieve and discard solids.

  5. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.